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How to change a serpentine belt

I am changing the altenator in my 94 dodge caravan and am having trouble releasing the tension pully. There are a lot of bolts in the area and I don't want to undo the wrong one.

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I am not familiar with the caravan however the tension pulley should be spring loaded try a socket and breaker bar to move the tension pulley it will be quite stiff and there may be a small bolt to hold it in position if you are concerned with the bolts in the area just look at the bracket which the tension pulley is attached and you should be ok.Hope this helps good luck

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